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Non-profit consolidates Brooklyn operation with 68,000 s/f at 57 Willoughby

Savills represented JCCA in a 68,000 s/f, 16-year lease at Meadow Partners’ 57 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn.

JCCA, whose mission is to provide compassionate and quality care to neglected and traumatized children and families in need, will serve as the building’s anchor tenant. The organization will have two dedicated entrances, a private elevator bank and exclusive rights to the property’s rooftop.

Five years ago, JCCA retained Savills to help the organization strategically improve its New York City occupancy and consolidate from five sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx to one site in each respective borough. Last February, Savills represented JCCA in its 35,751 s/f lease at 423-425 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, a ground-up development expected to be completed in spring 2022.

“This was a multilayered and complex real estate transaction. The terms, location, sensitivity to the client’s budget, and board approvals all had to come together for JCCA to relocate from its existing home in Midwood. In short, we needed to identify the perfect deal for the organization and, ultimately, we did,” said Marc Shapses, vice chairman at Savills.

“After a thorough search, we identified an ideal opportunity for JCCA to relocate to an incredibly centrally located property in Downtown Brooklyn, one that provides the organization the brand recognition it deserves. Now housed on floors 3 through 6 JCCA will be able to consolidate from three locations into one, bringing together critical resources under one roof and allowing for more efficient synergies between departments and services,” said Roi Shleifer, senior managing director, Savills.

JCAA will officially relocate to 57 Willoughby in late 2022. The organization will be housed in a state-of-the-art, turnkey space, which is being built by ownership. The space will house the nonprofit’s child welfare, behavioral health, clinical and administrative divisions and include spaces for family visits, educational programming, individual and group therapy, and medical services. 

JCCA was represented by Savills Marc Shapses and Roi Shleifer. Meadow Partners was represented by Whitten Morris and Joseph Sipala of JLL.

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